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Not all classrooms have four walls.
On the way to Bern, I was communicating with my other Couchsurfing host and he said he could not greet me at his house because he was having a Hebrew lesson. So he met me at the station and gave me his key and address and he left! Another adventure began. It was a cold, rainy November evening and the road to his apartment was really dark. When I finally opened the door, I saw a lovely cozy apartment complete with a cat.
So I was hanging out by myself until Matthew came home. He then made me Pasta and dessert.
This wasn’t the first time on my travels when I was given house keys by someone I had only just met. It is something that you wouldn’t normally expect in daily life, especially if you believe the world to be as difficult and dangerous as it seems in the news. This complete trust in other people is a refreshing and much-needed contrast. I love being a traveler and I really appreciate the trust of people who were strangers at the time we met. Their generosity and trust changed the way I see the world. It opened my eyes to the world of possibilities just waiting to be discovered.
Stay tuned...there’s much more to come!
In the next episode I’ll be taking a closer look at reasons why using couchsurfing benefitted my solo journey across Europe.